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and point 6 was allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office, which i think would be breath taking if he said that, had such a view and i got a letter back from senator hagel, in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and, the letter says he did not recall saying that and disavowed that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well if that is true, that would end the matter because he previously said in a book the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress, particularly the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true, he said, the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together, would edge our view of the israe israeli-u.s. relationship way out. >> chris: democrats say you are playing politics with national security. here's what president obama said. >> president barack obama: it is just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over
. joining us, two senate leaders on budget issues, from oklahoma republican tom coburn and from missouri, democrat claire mccaskill. senators, let's start with the big question, quick question, quick answer, will the sequester happen? will those $85 billion in spending cuts kick in on friday? senator coburn? >> yes, it will and it is not $85 billion, because it is a pro rata portion of that, until the end of the year and it will not be a full $85 billion. >> chris: but it is going to kick in? >> it will kick in. but, at a pro rata rate and you will not see $85 billion all of a sudden shrink, from the federal government. >> chris: we're going to get to that in a second. senator, do you agree it is going to happen? >> well, unless the republicans are willing to compromise, and, do a balanced approach, i think it will kick in. i am a little confused about the republican position at this point. it appears that speaker boehner does not have any kind of bill that he can even put on the floor of the house, that could pass, within his caucus. i think there is a little bit of a civil war that has
. that does it for us this morning. . >> chris: i'm chris wallace, it is five days and c g until those automatic spending cuts kick in. ♪ >> chris: from defense, to food inspection to travel at airports, what happens when $85 billion in cuts are triggered friday? and what are the chances for a last-minute deal? we'll ask two senators at the heart of the debate. republican tom coburn, and democrat claire mccaskill. then, how are governors preparing for sequestration? will the cuts squeeze their budgets and drive some states into recession? we'll talk with two leading governors, scott walker, of wisconsin and jack markell of delaware. with the president and republicans eyeball-to-eyeball who will blink first and our power player of the week, a brain surgeon touches a political nerve in washington. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again, from fox news in washington. when all sides agreed to the sequester a year-and-a-half ago those automatic across-the-board spending cuts were supposed to be so painful it would force the president and congress to make a deal.
people. so we have to recognize that. which cuts really help us and which cuts hurt our future and cuts in education, sigh enfiscal cliff tick research and the rest are harmful and they are what are affected by the sequestration. it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem that we have to address. right now we have low interest on the national debt and it is a good time for us to act to lower that deficit. we think the deficit and the national debt are at immoral levels. we think we must be reduced. we are sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. that is 15%, a large percentage of the budget the interest on the national debt. it is lower now because of the lower interest rate. >> chris: again all i would say, a $3.5 trillion budget and talking about $85 billion in cuts injuries let's go to the taxes, though. >> before you leave spending we agreed to $1.6 trillion in spending discretionary domestic spending -- >> chris: but the sequestration is just spend ising cuts. >> secondly we have gone to medicare and had savings
right. stay tuned. that does it for us this morning. fox news sunday is next. join us back here tonight at 6:00 for the latest news and weather. have a great sunday. >> bye-bye. captions by: caption colorado, llc. (800)775-7838. email: comments@captioncolorado.com foreign and domestic? ♪ >> chris: as president obama prepares to address the nation, tuesday, he faces a buzz saw of issues: automatic spending cuts. gun control, immigration reform, and the resurgent al qaeda. we'll talk about all of this, with two of washington's heavy hitters. house democratic leader nancy pelosi. and, senator john mccain. pelosi and mccain, only on fox news sunday. then, senators grill the president's nominee for cia director over the targeted killing of terror suspects. we'll ask our sunday panel about new demands to lift the veil on drone strikes. and, our power player of the week can tell you almost everything the president does. and, how often he does it. all, right now on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello again, from fox news in washington. when president obama delivers his state of the unio
a dime. that is all the time we have for us here in washington. "fox news sunday" is coming up next. chris wallace has exclusive interviews with house minority leader nancy pelosi and senator john mccain. you don't want to miss that. i'm unroberts in for -- i'm john roberts in for shannon bream today. have a great rest of our weekend and if you are in new england get to shoveling now before the rain comes in later captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> chris: i'm chris wallace. what is the state of our union? foreign and domestic? as president obama prepares to address the nation tuesday, he faces a buzzsaw of issues. automatic spending cuts. gun control. immigration reform. and the resurgent al-qaeda. we will talk about all this with two of washington's heavy hitters. house democratic leader nancy pelosi. and senator john mccain. pelosi and mccain only on "fox news sunday." then, senators grill the president's nominee for cia director over the targeted killing of terrorist suspects. we will ask our sunday panel about new demands to lift the veil on drone strikes. and our
cuts really help us and which cuts really hurt our future. and, cuts in education, scientific research and the rest are harmful and they are what are accepted by the sequestration. it is almost wrong to say it is a spending problem, we have a deficit problem, we have low interest on the national debt and it is a good time for us to act to lower the deficit. we think the deficit and the national debt, we think they must be reduced and are sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt and the 15% is a large percentage of the budget, the interest on the national debt. it is lower now because of the lower interest rates. >> chris: again, all i would say is we have a $3.5 trillion budget and they are talking about $85 billion in cuts. let's go to the taxes, though -- >> we, we agreed to $1.6 trillion in spending, discretionary, domestic spending... >> chris: the sequestration is just spending cuts. >> secondly, we have gone to medicare and had savings of over a trillion dollars, in medicare already. and when i say we, i mean, the democrats and what the republicans are proposing is
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